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Murder victim identified after Meath body parts discovery

Police at scene of discovery of body part in County Meath
Image caption The search is continuing for other body parts.

A man whose partial remains found close to the spot where an arm was discovered in County Meath in the Republic of Ireland has been identified.

Irish police said on Sunday that the man was 37-year-old Christopher Gaffney from the Blanchardstown area of Dublin.

His arm was found by a man walking near Clonee village on Friday. Police have now launched a murder inquiry.

More of his remains were found in a nearby stream on Saturday. The search continues for other parts of his body.

Mr Gaffney was identified after fingerprints and DNA samples were taken.

Police said the remains were discovered in the stream that marked the boundary between County Meath and County Dublin.

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